October 31, 2013 |
In "Sake Bomb," twentysomething video blogger Sebastian (Eugene Kim) has a problem few film characters ever face: a sense of relentless, righteous rage for which there is no simple solution. For Sebastian, life as an Asian American male is one of perpetual defense against silent accusations of foreignness, meek quietness and - the one that really stings - small genitalia. To disabuse the world (or at least his 10 subscribers) of such stereotypes, he bleats the concepts of Asian American Studies 101 over the Internet.
December 23, 1989
Regarding Marion F. Himmel's comments about the animated feature "The Little Mermaid" (Saturday Letters, Dec. 16): To describe Sebastian the Crab as a "subservient black" is a bit silly. First of all, anyone who works for a king, in any capacity, is subservient, and, second, Sebastian is red. DANIEL BUHLER Long Beach
March 17, 2006 |
When her prep school eliminates girls' soccer, star player Viola Hastings (Amanda Bynes) switches teams all the way. Putting shared custody to work for her, she takes the place of her twin brother Sebastian (James Kirk) at his new school, their old school's rival, while he absconds to London with his band. Mom (Julie Hagerty), meanwhile, is too absorbed in the upcoming deb ball to notice, and Dad is out to lunch with his collar turned up.
July 22, 2001 |
Jim Watterson and George Martin have opened their magnificent 1927 George Washington Smith hacienda in Pasadena for countless bashes, but never one that included an impromptu graveside ceremony. Not until last Sunday night, anyway, when they hosted the post-performance party after the opening of "Do I Hear a Waltz?" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
February 18, 2002 |
Near the start of his 90-minute concert on Friday at the Universal Amphitheatre, Mexican singer-songwriter Joan Sebastian saluted a guest in the front row--his private physician. "This is for you, doc," said the 50-year-old pop music veteran in good English. "Great job!" Sebastian shared that aside with a house full of affectionate fans who have followed his recent fight against bone cancer, which at one point brought him to Los Angeles' City of Hope for treatment.
September 21, 2007
MADRID -- Political and social stories again take center stage at the San Sebastian film festival -- the oldest and most prestigious in the Spanish-speaking world -- which kicked off Thursday. The Iraq conflict gets high-profile attention at the 10-day festival with Nick Broomfield's "Battle for Haditha" in the official competition, an investigation into the 2005 killing of 24 civilians in Haditha by U.S. Marines.